If you are planning on leaving or returning to practice during or shortly after the renewal period, there are specific dates and deadlines to be aware of.
No. However, you can use the follow titles depending on your qualifications:
Apply: Complete and submit the
Application for Resignation of Registration to Registration Services at email@example.com.
Pay fee: Pay the $85+GST Cancellation fee.
Notify Clients: Notify clients of your cancellation.Records
Check with your disability insurance company before you make changes to your status. Some disability carriers may require you to maintain practising or non-practising registration to receive benefits.
If you are a former or non-practising BCCNM registrant, you must submit a reinstatement application to return to practice. BCCNM recommends submitting applications for registration a minimum of 4-6 weeks in advance of your anticipated registration date. If you believe your application may be considered complex, you may wish to submit your application earlier.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, certification requirements were temporarily changed to completion every three years for registration renewal in 2021 and 2022. Effective April 1, 2023, the continuing competencies requirement will return to the schedule listed in the
Policy on Continuing Competencies.
Visit the continuing competencies page for more information.
Temporary Emergency Registration (TER) ends Dec. 31, 2023.
If you were a BCCNM registrant prior to holding TER, and you’d like to return to practising or non-practising registration, you will need to submit an Application for Reinstatement of Midwife Registration to
If you were not a BCCNM registrant prior to holding TER, and you’d like to hold practising or non-practising registration when TER ends, you will need to submit an Application for Midwife Registration to firstname.lastname@example.org
To avoid a potential gap in your authorization to practice,
all TERs applying for practising registration must do so by Nov. 15, 2023. Please ensure you have all the required documents submitted with your application including proof of completion or certification in:
BCCNM will reimburse TERs for the cost of their application.
If you have any issues when submitting your application, please contact us immediately at
email@example.com for assistance.
Proof of completion of competency requirements: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emergency skills (ES), fetal health surveillance (FHS) and Neonatal resuscitation (NRP) if you are reinstating your practising registration. If it has been less than 60 days since you last held practising registration, you are not required to submit certificates, but you will be asked to attest to having valid competencies
New registrant documentation: If you were subject to the
Policy on New Registrant Requirements and did not complete the requires prior to leaving practice, you will need to submit an updated
New Registrant Mentorship Agreement.
Certificate of completion for Opioids and Benzodiazepines: Safe prescribing for Midwives course (if applicable)
Letters of standing: A letter of standing and professional conduct/verification of registraton from any regulator with which you have held or currently hold registration. This must be received by BCCNM directly from the regulator.
Criminal record check: You will be asked to consent to a criminal record check if it has been more than 5 years since your last or if you are a former registrant.
Form 104 Application for Reinstatement of Midwife Registration.
If you are applying for reinstatement of practising midwife registration, you must also complete and submit Form 131 Quality Assurance Declaration of Currency and Competency with your application.
Fees: You will pay a $265+GST reinstatement application fee when your application is submitted. Reinstatement fees are non-refundable, so ensure you are ready to proceed before you pay.
The registration team will contact you if there are outstanding documents that BCCNM needs to proceed with your application.